This article amused me, with its headline “Revealed, the menu tricks that make you FAT”. You have probably already guessed its going to be a Daily Mail article. The article looks at the various marketing “tricks” that restaurants use to make you more likely to purchase certain things on their menu such as using a bigger font or a different colour to highlight certain dishes. Apparently this sneaky marketing makes people more inclined to choose the highlighted item rather than the light salad they intended to order before they saw the menu.
Its hardly rocket science, restaurants will want to highlight certain item in favour of others and they won’t necessarily be the light bites, more likely the steak sandwich which will make them a bigger return. It’s hardly the menu making you fat, its the diner that ultimately chooses what they eat, I would cite it more as a lack of will power. Saying that, I get out so rarely now, that when I do my least concern is ordering a healthy option.